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Some folks are just destined to never get ahead in life.  This is a prime example of why carnys exist.  Losing $300 is bad, even when trying to win a good prize, but going home and getting $2300 more to try to win your money back?  The worst may be that this is the guy's "life savings".

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The game was for winning a prize so he'd never win his money back, just, in the end, get a game console that maybe sells for $200?

Wow.
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That banana is pretty cool though...so at least he's got that going for him.
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One of my favorite parts of going to the carnival is trying to figure out what makes each game more difficult than it might seem.   I don't even have to spend my own money to do it; I can just watch the paying victims.
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Next thing they'll be saying wrestling is fake.
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I've long wondered about gambling addiction or even people's inclination to buy a lottery ticket now and then. I'd think that most folks who look at the odds can see that they are against them winning.

I don't need a big banana. It's not worth the risk. And I don't crave a hundred million dollars. That would just give me security nightmares. But I can easily imagine twenty million.

Dreams are not often rational. Hope is not often derived by logic. Yet perhaps both are evolutionary advantages that keep us going and working for our dreams and hopes.

We know the odds of winning the lottery are very small for each of us. But if spending a few dollars keeps the dream alive, why not buy a lottery ticket? I can see that line of reasoning. And I think many people have a feeling of destiny greater than their current circumstances. That destiny seems to be the stuff of hope and dreams. And we are often willing to put it above simple odds.

So in moderation, gambling and buying a lottery ticket now and then are entertainment. They facilitate our dreams, hopes, feeling of destiny. Maybe it's even a mild addiction, a habit-forming pastime. But obviously, some people become so compulsive that they practically destroy their dreams in the process of wanting them so badly.

Gambling life savings for a big banana sounds downright pathological.


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10,000 years ago, Darwinism would have stepped in and he and his linage would have been snuffed out. Guess it takes all kinds in this epoch of 2013.

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I don't need a big banana. It's not worth the risk.

Quote of the day!  Haha!

Actually, I'm surprised the guy had $2300 saved up, that's impressive, all things considered.


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"Henry Gribbohm claims he was conned at a carnival game.' REALLLY, at a carnival?
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He obviously has a problem that needs to be addressed.  Surely someone at that TV station recognized that. Instead of using him to sell advertising they should have tried to get him some counseling.
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I've long wondered about gambling addiction or even people's inclination to buy a lottery ticket now and then. I'd think that most folks who look at the odds can see that they are against them winning.

I don't need a big banana. It's not worth the risk. And I don't crave a hundred million dollars. That would just give me security nightmares. But I can easily imagine twenty million.

Dreams are not often rational. Hope is not often derived by logic. Yet perhaps both are evolutionary advantages that keep us going and working for our dreams and hopes.

We know the odds of winning the lottery are very small for each of us. But if spending a few dollars keeps the dream alive, why not buy a lottery ticket? I can see that line of reasoning. And I think many people have a feeling of destiny greater than their current circumstances. That destiny seems to be the stuff of hope and dreams. And we are often willing to put it above simple odds.

So in moderation, gambling and buying a lottery ticket now and then are entertainment. They facilitate our dreams, hopes, feeling of destiny. Maybe it's even a mild addiction, a habit-forming pastime. But obviously, some people become so compulsive that they practically destroy their dreams in the process of wanting them so badly.

Gambling life savings for a big banana sounds downright pathological.

I'm not above buying a lottery ticket now and then, but I also don't do so expecting to win.  I expect that I'll never see my dollar again.  If I didn't have the dollar to spend, I wouldn't buy the ticket.

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Now I know what I can do with the lump sum cash payout that my company is offering, blow it at the carny!  :laugh:
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Look at the guy's tats. He spent way more than his "life savings" on those yet probably considers it money well spent. Proof he's an idiot anyway.

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I'm not above buying a lottery ticket now and then, but I also don't do so expecting to win. I expect that I'll never see my dollar again.  If I didn't have the dollar to spend, I wouldn't buy the ticket.

I once did that in a quick stop in MO with $1 in change from a gas purchase. Hit $250. Nice surprise.


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Hurry up, only one left in stock.

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At 2 bucks a pop, I learned this lesson at age 16 when I lost $20 on vacation at a carnival.  The carnie was am azz too.  Never gambled again in my life.
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